Summer 2020 ’80s Revival Trend Continues with Dokken/ Lynch Mob/ Lita Ford Tour


2020 will mark the fortieth anniversary of 1980. If that decade was when you were in the prime of your youth, you’re now in your 50s or maybe even your 60s. That probably helps explain why the summer of 2020 is littered with so many glam metal revival tours: you’ve already got Guns N’ Roses continuing to rake in dough and a Mötley Crüe/ Def Leppard/ Poison/ Joan Jett package selling out stadiums… and now it’s been announced that there will also be a tour featuring Dokken, Lynch Mob, and Lita Ford.

The big deal about this most-recently-announced trek, of course, is that Dokken, featuring singer and namesake Don Dokken, used to also include George Lynch, now guitarist and namesake for Lynch Mob. The tour’s admat promises a “special encore performance” with Dokken and Lynch, which I assume means they’ll take the stage at the end of every night to jam “Into the Fire” or “Dream Warriors” or whatever.

Unfortunately, the last Dokken reunion, which happened in 2016 and also included fellow classic line-up members Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown, was depressingly lame. That was largely the fault of Don Dokken, who makes Vince Neil look like a Mr. Universe contestant. Maybe he can hire Mr. Neil’s trainer and nutritionist to get in shape before this tour begins.

Dates will be announced soon.

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